05/20/2016 3:44PM

Hawthorne Harness: Sunday 5/22 Analysis


Best Bet (2 - 3 / $6.80): MAJOR LEGACY (4th)

Spot Play: SLEAZY DUDE (7th)

Race 1

(3) GOINDUNESIDE pacer really put in a nice effort last start.  He should offer good value against a softer bunch.  (4) JOHN JAY burned cash last week just missing; command a price.  (5) PARTY FALLS has lots of room to improve second start back off the layoff.

Race 2

(9) TEA PARTY TEMPEST pacer flashed ability last year as a 2-year-old and finds a really weak field.  (3) JUST DANCE WITH ME probably has the most upside of the bunch and should learn from the qualifier.  (5) PRETTY STELLA was good two starts back before coming up empty last week against much tougher; threat.

Race 3

(4) JDS CHANCEY DESIGN is still eligible to the North America Cup next month and is 13 for 15 lifetime.  The pacer was a game winner in his sophomore debut and probably has more to offer.  (2) RED HOT ART four-year-old pacer could be the fastest horse in the field if he minds his manners.  (1) DR DRAKE RAMORAY was off over a month before his start last week.  The pacer gets the best post and looks to be in line for a nice ground saving trip.

Race 4

(8) MAJOR LEGACY was sharp last week beating a decent bunch.  The 3-year-old looks to have nice tactical gate speed as well as showing a strong late kick.  (1) JD'S BLITZ was close to this group last week at a huge price.  (3) SHOTSKI well bred pacer looks good on paper but the effort last start was just average; use caution.

Race 5

(6) CAFFEINE KID pacer has drawn off in two straight; short price.  (2) CITIZEN KANE  was the driver's choice and might be the only threat to the top pick.  (3) RED RED REDNECK showed some promise as a 2-year-old and makes his third start back off a layoff.

Race 6

(10) TOPVILLE AVATAR beat a quality field for fun last week.  If the 3-year-old is on his game he will make a lot of money this year.  (7) FOX VALLEY QATAR owns ability and has room to improve second start back off a six month layoff.  (9) BIG EXPENSE talented trotter will most likely be blasting out for position.

Race 7

(8) SLEAZY DUDE lightly raced 3-year-old has a proven pedigree and has been super in his first two outings on the track.  (5) TE'S BLACK TIE was also impressive in his dominating win last week.  (4) WE ROB BANKS just raced evenly last start but does have some upside.

Race 8

(7) LEXINGTON LADY filly has never been off the board in fifteen career starts.  She just missed last week against older off a long layoff; fires early.  (4) CHAR N MARG last year's two-year-old champ was just given a safe trip around the oval last week.  This week you can expect a much different approach.  (2) FEEL LIKE DANCING pacing mare is ultra consistent and has beaten better when on her 'A' game.

Race 9

In a field full of question marks, (2) CERTAINLY doesn't look the best on paper but does own a good brush when timed right.  (8) IT'SWAN is one of the faster trotters in the race but has lacked stamina late in two straight.  (3) ABC BIG SHOT gelding will offer a big price and needed his last start.

Race 10

(8) ADDIE ROSE well bred mare is 0 for the year but faces much weaker.  (6) PARKLANE INDY has a history of playing bridesmaid but was flying late last week.  (7) SIMPLY BURBON closed decent ground last week from a tough post; use underneath.

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